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Description

Needlepointed, triangular shape w/ drawstring top; sections in purple, olive green, red beige, light blue & mustard wool decorated w/ steel beadwork in "X" motif. Sections outlined w/ black; rust border w/ greek key motif; multicolored drawstring passes through metal rings at top; beaded tassel at bottom; lined w/ plum & multicolored warp patterned ikat.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
ikat
needlepoint (needleworking)
silk (textile)
stitching
wool (textile)
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Descriptive terms
"X"
accessories
Bag, Carrying
Beaded
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
Hand Stitched
ikat
Ikat
Needlepoint
needlepoint (needleworking)
Purse
purses (ladies' accessories)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Women's personal gear
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1969.6339
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13050

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